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  • Data Futures: view from an Alpha participant

    Guest Blogger

    Daniel Norton, Assistant Registrar at Loughborough University provides his viewpoint on the journey so far as an Alpha participant on the Data Futures programme.

  • Staff in Higher Education 2016/17

    Press Officer

    HESA’s publication Staff in Higher Education 2016/17 reveals further details of the demographic and contractual make-up of staff in UK universities.

  • Higher Education Student Statistics: Alternative Providers, 2016/17 - Summary

    Statistical First Release

    HESA's experimental Official Statistics publication, Higher Education Student Statistics: Alternative Providers, 2016/17 is published as an open data release. It covers students on specified courses at alternative providers - higher education providers who do not receive recurrent public funding and are not included in HESA's other student data releases. For the first time, this release includes data on the totality of HE provision in the UK, including publicly funded HE providers, alternative providers, and HE level study at Further Education Colleges.

  • HESA confirmed as designated body for English higher education information

    Press Officer

    HESA has been confirmed as the Designated Data Body under the Higher Education and Research Act 2017. A letter, published on the DfE website today confirms that designation will be effective from 1 April 2018.

  • Higher Education Student Data - new open data release

    Press Officer

    New open data release reveals the highest ever number of students starting postgraduate courses

  • HE Student data is latest HESA open data

    Jonathan Waller, Director of Information & Analysis

    Jonathan Waller

    Director of Information & Analysis

    HESA publishes the HE Student data 2016/17 on Thursday 8 February 2018. As one of our most anticipated annual products, we know its vital to make the data accessible, useful, and of the highest quality. And now, it is also free of charge. Jonathan Waller, HESA’s Director of Information & Analysis, provides an update on the new format of this data and its important place in HESA’s Open Data Strategy.

  • Widening participation summary: UK Performance Indicators 2016/17

    Performance indicators

    UK Performance Indicators

    In 2016/17 90% of UK domicile young entrants to full-time first degree courses came from state schools. Figures for individual HE providers ranged from 44.1% to 100%.

    open-data   Open data licence: CC-BY-4.0
  • OfS recommends HESA as designated data body

    Press Officer

    Today the Office for Students has confirmed that HESA is the right organisation to perform the duties of the Designated body for English higher education information.  In a letter to the Secretary of State, the OfS officially recommends that HESA is designated as the data body in England.

  • Higher Education Staff Statistics: UK, 2016/17

    Statistical First Release

    The first release of HESA’s official staff data for 2016/17 shows an increase in total staff numbers in higher education and an increase in the proportions of female professors and senior academics.

    open-data   Open data licence: CC-BY-4.0
  • Implementing HECoS: From JACS to HECoS [Video]

    Andy Youell

    Director of Data Policy & Governance

    Recently our Director of Data Policy & Governance, Andy Youell, joined forces with UCAS to film a video about the implementation of HECoS, what it means for different organisations, and the resources available to support providers with this transition.